How can lawyers be leaders in society, business organizations, and the legal profession?


Stephen B. Bright, President and Senior Counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights and a teacher at Yale Law School, talks about how lawyers are involved in every aspect of life and economy -- big and small -- with examples from his own career. He also talks about the career value and leadership value that can be in jobs no one wants, using the examples like lawyers who went into death penalty appeals at a time when the legal and social climate was heavily against inmate rights and heavily in favor of the death penalty. He also discusses judge and attorney responsibility to the profession and petitioners before the court, as well as how lawyers can be better bosses.